Cricket to launch Samsung r710, r631, Kyocera Zio, BlackBerry 8530 and more

Cricket’s plans for 2010 include the launch of lots and lots of new phones, including its first BlackBerry and its first Android smartphone.

The Android smartphone is the recently-announced Kyocera Zio M6000, which should be available at Cricket starting July. The handset features a 3.5 inch WVGA touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2MP camera, and it will cost $299 (free of contract, of course).

In August, Cricket will start selling the BlackBerry Curve 8530, for $349.99 (as you probably know, the Curve 8530 is already available via Verizon and Sprint).

Other phones that will be released by Cricket this year:

  • Samsung r710 (in the fourth quarter) – it’s a Brew-based touchscreen phone with a 3 inch WQVGA display, EV-DO, HTML browser, stereo Bluetooth and 3MP camera. The r710 should cost $249.99
  • Samsung r631 (in the third quarter) – will cost $199.99. It’s a touchscreen phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, HTML browser, stereo Bluetooth and 2MP camera
  • Kyocera RIO E3100 (in November), a full touch handset featuring a QVGA display and a 1.3MP camera. It will cost $159.99
  • Cricket TXTM8 3G A410 (September, $159.99), a candybar with EV-DO, QVGA display, QWERTY keypad and HTML browser
  • Cricket MSGM8 II (July) – another QWERTY cnadybar with a 220 x 176 pixels screen, Bluetooth and 1.3MP camera
  • Cricket CAPTR II (July) – simple flip phone, should cost $129.99.

The Cricket A605 USB stick, Huawei EC5808 MiFi, and a ZTE modem will also be launched by Cricket.

Via Boy Genius Report

Author: Ilinca Nita

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